Over the last week we’ve been posting daily articles about the Disney Revival movies and now it’s time for readers to decide which one is the best! Reading through the articles my fellow Rotowriters and I published, it’s easy to see how much Disney has changed over the last decade. Its movies are simply better now than they were 10 years ago. They connect with more people, their characters are greeting happy children and adults at the Disney Parks, and it’s just great for us animation fans to enjoy all these fantastic new stories every year.
Before you vote, please keep in mind that you should vote for the Best Movie, not simply your favorite. If they’re different movies, tell us in the comments how you made your choice!
So, which will you choose? Will it be the spark that started the revival, Meet the Robinsons? It’s a powerful family story and arguably the first good Disney CGI movie. Or, maybe you prefer the adventures of Bolt, a classic road-trip film full of fun and adorable characters. Although, if we’re talking about classic you probably want to vote for Princess and the Frog, which marked the return of Disney to their favorite genre: the princess musical. Tiana is a worthy addition to the Disney Princess club and the film’s 2D animation is a big draw for all of us animation lovers. Although, if you’re all about nostalgia, your favorite is surely Winnie the Pooh, a throwback to the simple and beautiful animated movies of old.
However, if you’re not that nostalgic, maybe Tangledwill be the movie you vote for. It catapulted Disney to heights it hadn’t quite reached this century. It brought back the Princess Musical, but made it feel fresh. Plus, it’s so beautiful. But, if you’re a true fanatic of Modern Disney, Wreck-It-Ralphis perfect. Its focus on friendship, its unique worlds, and all the video game references make it one of the most peculiar and special movies released under the Mickey Mouse banner.
And, all these movies did just as well at the box office. Tangled and Wreck-It-Ralph did really well, actually. But, come on. If we’re talking success and popularity, there’s no contest. No one can compete with Frozen‘s Anna and Elsa. Also, as a lovely friend of mine said, Frozen has two amazing women in the lead roles and that’s always refreshing. But, perhaps you think Big Hero 6is Disney’s best effort since the turn of the century? After all, didn’t we all cry when that happened? And that, too.
So, what will you choose? Which is the best and most significant Disney movie of recent times? Is the one you consider the best also your favorite?
Pablo Ruiz is a Colombian filmmaker. Movies like Toy Story, The Lion King and Aladdin made him fall in love with the art form and now he hopes to dedicate his life to telling stories, hopefully for Pixar (if they go back to doing original films).
Some of his ambitions are making a movie as emotionally impacting as Toy Story 3, meeting JK Rowling, and petting a million dogs. Follow him on Twitter (@PabloRV7).